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Fifteen Miles From Birmingham (Alton and Rabon Delmore) I'm fifteen miles from Birmingham, I'm looking up, I'm looking down. Aint got a dime, just killing time Can't go to Birmingham, Can't go to Birmingham. That little girl in Birmingham, She thinks I'm up, and I am down. Can't go to town when I am down, So I won't hang around, So I won't hang around. When a feller's broke he can't find a friend, Nobody's got a dime to lend; But when he's rich they sit and itch, On him their money spend, On him their money spend. So little friend, my love I send. I'm coming back your heart to win. So sing a song, it won't be long Til I'll be back again, I'll ramble back again. Just fifteen miles from Birmingham, Up on a mountain looking down. My heavy heart is sinking down, For I can't go to town, For I can't go to town. I'm heading back on down the line, I'm leaving all my love behind, I'm singing all my blues away, For me there'll come a time, For me theie'll come a time. From Hard Hitting Songs, Guthrie et al Recorded by the Delmore Brothers on Bluebird B-8301-A RG
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